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Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo)

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Address: Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 426-5521
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Description: Built by Dominican friars in 1549, this Church and Monastery contains the...
Built by Dominican friars in 1549, this Church and Monastery contains the tombs of Santa Martin de Porres and Peru's other famous saint, Santa Rosa de Lima.
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Bone collection, old books

We visited this monestery sunday morning. There were sunday religious ceremony inside. We could take part in it. People were singing, praying and priests were working at the same... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This 16-17th century monastery and catacombs is a fascinating insight into Lima's history. The thousands of human bones all artistically arranged in the catacombs are truly eerie. But the wonderful place is marred by the generic, uninspiring tours that one is obliged to take. The average Peruvian guide has absolutely no interest or passion in history which really mars what... More 

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turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We visited this monestery sunday morning. There were sunday religious ceremony inside. We could take part in it. People were singing, praying and priests were working at the same time. There were windows opening to the undergraund and tokens can be seen from there. We saw undergraund bone collection afterward. These tokens were put here to say sorry for burdening... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I loved the atmosphere and the rooms are set up so that you feel as though you are looking at the past. The displays are interesting and an informative insight into the history of the Monastery

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Lima is a crowded and loud city with many sites to see. This is a Church easy to get to from the main plaza.It is well known by the locals. Some may direct you San Francisco Monastery.( the tourists all go to this one). Make sure you say the name correct. This one has the pink bell tower. What is... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This monastery was an oasis of calm in the midst of the busy centre of Lima. The tiles on the courtyard walls were gorgeous and the gardens very pretty and well kept. It was lovely to be able to wander around and explore on our own instead of being rushed through on a tour and beIng able to take photos... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This monasteary is veru beautiful , os visited by many tourists from different countreis , i liked to visit this monastery beacuse is part of peruvian culture .

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San Marcos, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a beautiful monastery in the heart of Lima. As soon as our group walked in, we were reminded of a trip to Seville, Spain a couple of years ago.....for a good reason. The monastery is designed in Spanish style and some of the beautiful tiles in the courtyard are stamped with the "Seville" mark. You also get to... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This was an absolutely stunning monastery. I've never seen anything like this elsewhere. Certainly invest in the guided tour! And don't forget your camera, or you'll regret it. Must see!

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Well worth a visit, however you need to ensure your timing is right as they are not open all day. The final resting place of San Juan Macias, Santa Rosa de Lima and San Martin de Porres. The convent is well worth a visit - including a lovely courtyard, library, chapel. You can also climb the Bell Tower at certain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We visited the church at lunch time and were some of the only people touring at that time. I'm not sure if it is usually more busy, but I enjoyed the break from the hustle and bustle of other downtown sites. The church has an interesting layout and contains a lovely library as well as the remains and skulls of... More 

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Address: Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 426-5521
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > Cercado de Lima

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